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GPUs Power Analytical Flavor Systems for Brewing Better Beer

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HPC and Beer have always had a certain affinity ever since the days when Cray Research would include a case of Leinenkugel’s with every supercomputer. Now, Brian Caulfield from Nvidia writes that a Pennsylvania startup is using GPUs and Deep Learning technologies to enable brewers to make better beer.

Video: A Rare Look Inside Cray Manufacturing in Chippewa Falls

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“For more than 40 years now, we have enjoyed a proud and storied history with Chippewa Falls, and the opening of our new manufacturing facility affirms our commitment to building our supercomputers in a town that is synonymous with Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. “

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference to Focus on Business, Technology and Research

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Early Bird registration rates are now available for ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference, which takes place Sept. 28-30 in Frankfurt, Germany. This year the event will kick off with one full day of workshops. The new program will highlight performance demanding cloud and big data applications and technologies and will consist of three tracks: Business, Technology and Research.

Rescale Launches Cloud HPC Platform in Europe

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Today Rescale announced availability of its Europe region simulation and HPC platforms. As an HPC cloud provider, Rescale offers a software platform and hardware infrastructure for companies to perform scientific and engineering simulations.

Video: Panel Discussion on Supercomputing for Aerospace

Panelists (left to right): Jeff Dawson, Bill Gropp, Mark Seager

In this video from the AIAA Aviation Conference 2015, panelists discuss Supercomputing: Roadmap and its Future Role in Aerospace Engineering. “Supercomputing has made significant contributions in aerospace engineering in recent decades, including advances in computational fluid dynamics that has fundamentally altered the way aircraft are designed. And the relentless growth in high-performance computing power holds promise of huge leaps in engine performance and other aerospace technology.”

UberCloud Publishes 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies

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The UberCloud has published their 3rd Compendium of HPC Cloud Case Studies. Like its predecessors in 2013 and 2014, this year’s edition draws from a select group of projects undertaken as part of the UberCloud Experiment. “Our efforts are paying off. Based on the experience gained over the past several years, we have now increased the success rate of the individual experiments to almost 100%, as compared to 40% in 2013 and 60% in 2014.”

HPC User Forum to Spotlight High Performance Computing ROI

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IDC will present a report on ROI for HPC at their next HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield, CO.

Bringing HPC to the SME

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Tom Wilkie reports from ISC 2015 on moves to make it easier for SMEs to access high-performance computing, and on why it matters.

Cobham Updates Opera Mulitphysics Software

Opera v18 features a new Winding Tool that enables users to quickly assess different winding configurations in rotating electrical machines.

Cobham has updated their Opera electromagnetic and multiphysics design software. According to Cobham, the Version 18 release of this finite element analysis and simulation software incorporates numerous enhancements to boost functionality, speed and accuracy, while further improving ease of use.

Obama Establishes National Strategic Computing Initiative

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Today President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) to ensure the United States continues leading high performance computing over the coming decades.